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The LeadingAge Kansas Center for Leadership offers a challenging and interactive year long learning experience, designed to help aging services professionals at any level in their organization accelerate their leadership development so they are better equipped to serve our
field. It is limited to 12-15 participants chosen through a competitive application process.

2019 and 2020 Learning Schedule and Themes

Participants will participate in four face-to-face learning experiences that include tours of member communities, intimate conversations with aging services leaders and self-exploration of leadership styles through exercises and readings. 

Date Location Topic
October 22 & 23, 2019 Wichita Discovering Your Authentic Leadership
January 29 & 30, 2020 Topeka Leading Through Advocacy and Community Relationships
April 1 & 2, 2020 TBD Leading Through Change
July 29 & 30, 2020 Lawrence Leading Empowering and Motivating



The program is available to anyone who works for a LeadingAge Kansas member, Associate Member, or Educational Associate Member, irrespective of clinical or managerial experience. It is far more important for potential Kansas Fellows to demonstrate deep leadership potential within their organizations than it is for them to carry specific job titles.

Tuition and What it Covers

A $1,900, non refundable tuition payment* is required of each Kansas Fellow or their sponsoring organization. In addition, lodging, travel expenses and some meals are also paid by each Kansas Fellow’s organization (the costs incurred vary depending on the locations of the site visits). Some meals are provided on-site at no additional cost.

LeadingAge Kansas provides complimentary registrations for each Kansas Fellow to the 2020 Spring Conference and Expo and the Fall Policy and Leadership Conference, a $750 value. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will also be provided at no less than 32 hours, a $480 value.

* Please Note: A limited number of tuition scholarships are available of up to $1000 depending on need thanks to a generous donation from the Presbyterian Manors of Mid America. For scholarship consideration, check the box and provide a statement of need in the application.

Time Commitment

Kansas Fellows should plan on spending 10-15 hours a month working on Center for Leadership activities. This includes face-to-face meetings, coaching calls, Action Learning Process development and team presentations.

Commitment Expectations of Applicant and Sponsoring Organization 

Enrollee Commitment

If selected, the participant agrees to:

  • Attend each of the two-day sessions -- no exceptions unless a letter is written by the sponsoring organization to LeadingAge Kansas. Participation is required to graduate from the program.
  • Complete assignments to enhance the understanding and application of the content areas.
  • Regularly connect with LeadingAge Kansas Staff/Design Team to discuss assignments, on-going development, and additional professional development opportunities.
  • Actively participate in regular 60 minute conference calls with your group and assigned coach.
  • In order to be a Center for Leadership participant, you must remain employed with a LeadingAge Kansas member for the duration of the program. If extenuating circumstances arise, LeadingAge Kansas will review on a case-by-case basis.

Sponsoring Organization’s Commitment

If selected, the Kansas Fellow’s institution or the participant agrees to:

  • Provide travel and lodging costs associated with the program.
  • Support the Kansas Fellow’s as necessary with the completion of assignments that will enhance the understanding and application of the content areas of each session.
  • Allow the Kansas Fellow’s time at ALL learning sessions, to connect with coach, and actively participate in distance learning activities.

Have additional questions? Contact Dana Weaver at [email protected] or 1.800.264.5242

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